1894 Roper Steam Bike Projects – SOLD!
When Dick Winger commissioned me to build him an 1894 Roper Steam Bike, I figured I would make a couple extra; keep one and sell the other. Dick got his years ago, and nothing happened with my TWO Steam Bike projects. I got too involved with the Excelsior Project and other things…
So, I am selling what I have, because I realize now that I have gone on to other projects, and will unfortunately not have the time for Steam.
Here is one of the basic frames attached to the boiler shell: the boiler mounts are tig tacked, and need final welding.
These are the 3/8″ steel boiler plates. The holes are marked and pre-drilled, but need to be drilled larger and reamed for the copper tubes. The other tubes are for the chimney and firebox.
Front end parts: handlebars, brake lever, steering stem, fork blades.
This is the wood for the cladding. Very nicely cut with a groove.
These are the full scale drawings for the motor. There are no dimensions or notations for materials to be used, but they are helpful.
These are all the notes I made when building Dick Winger’s Roper. Lots of dimensions, etc. With all the photos and explanations on my website, if you are a fabricator with a little talent you should have no problem. What could go wrong?!
This photo shows all of the small parts. Basically, just about all of the many s/s fasteners to fit 2 bikes. Also, many brass fittings, (1) aluminum boiler door casting, steam packing material, brass tubes with s/s fitted shafts for the pumps, bronze for the rotating bushings in the chimney, foot peg ends, brass serial number plates, one piston rod end, and more!
This photo shows everything except the small parts of the previous photo: TWO frames, boiler bits, wood siding, chimneys, much copper tubing, handlebars, brake levers, fork parts, plus drawings, sketches, etc. An excellent start on TWO steam bikes 🙂
The price for everything is $5000 (US).
A lot of labor went into the frames, forks and handlebars. Quite a lot of the basics to make TWO Roper Steam Bikes. This is a fascinating project, for the right person.
Let me know if you are interested. Call Paul!